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's norah o'donnell and "time magazine's" rick stengel. "time magazine" has this cover, is america still number one? nobody knows, job growth is on the right path right now but if we don't cut the debt, will america's greatness end, and if we don't invest in education and research, will greatness end? decade after decade, we relearn that the american belief in our strength tends to be self sulfilling and presidents to speak to that faith in the future tend to lead there and those who speak to worry don't do as well. jimmy carter, 1979. >> the erosion of our confidence in the future is threatening to destroy the social and the political fabric of america. >> the 2012 race will test president obama's ability to inspire confidence, optimism in the future in the face of increasing global rivalries. there's a big partisan divide on this and nbc's last poll, 39% of democrats said the country's in decline, just 39%. but look at this jump. 58% of independents and 69% of republicans who live in the same country think we're in decline. rick, big differential there. how will this play out as we pic
for the country, really, is, is this a real debate about balancing america's budget, or is this actually a debate just about cutting spending which is the political hot button and what republicans have campaigned on because if it's about cutting spending, there is no advantage to the president sticking out his neck on this one. chris: reagan tried to cut it all the time and never was. norah, the question that comes to us is this, two-thirds of the american people say don't raise the retirement age. it's right now 66. it's going up to 67 by the year 2025. you and i were talking earlier, it may go up at the end of the adventure to 69 and that scares people but enough to say don't do it. >> well, there is reportedly a split in the white house between the political team that says don't touch it and the economic team that says you have to touch it. chris: gene sperling and geithner say cut it. >> the political people say don't do this, certainly during election. president in his state-of-the-union address said we have to tackle entitle wanted, he proposed and put forward. he came out with the proposal
running as barack obama's opposite. he says america may want someone like him. plus, predictions from these top reporters. chris: welcome back. one of the four serious can't dade -- capped dates for the republican nomination is haley barbour. mississippi governor and proud of it. here he was talking about why he thinks it might be the right time for a good old boy like him from the south. >> as far as southern accent and mississippi, country may be looking for the antiobama. in 2012. don't know. could be. chris: on that point we put a question to the mathews meter, 12 of our regulars, including howard. can he run as the southern alternative to barack obama without appearing racially incensetive? 11 say yes, he can. one person said no i'm not going to say who that was. howard, you said he can get away with that geographic appeal and southern boy appeal without raising the all-american problem. >> not just get away with it. he can do it. but he's got to be careful. there is no margin for error. and he's made a couple of preseason errors here in some of his comments about how the controv
Search Results 0 to 8 of about 9 (some duplicates have been removed)